The Mopar stories site

MoTales stories of Mopar / Chrysler cars and trucks

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When AMC won in Trans Am (and the Javelin)

1965 Plymouth Daytona? It might have happened!


Graham Brothers: the original “Dodge trucks” (and some very, very nice supercharged cars!) 

Dodge Nitro: the ill-fated Liberty-based SUV

1971 Dodge trucks and vans


Chrysler 1925: The first (or second or 31st) year

Washer bags: before bottles

1970s (roughly!)

Chrysler Sunbeam: an Avenger variant that won the rallying championship

Plymouth police cars of 1976: Downsized but strong

What did buyers think of the 1971-73 Mopar cars?

Plymouth Cricket/Hillman Avenger (and the Dodge Polara, 1500, and 1800 and VW 1500) around the world

1971 Dodge, Plymouth, and Chrysler cars

What’s under the hood? When it all changed

1980s and Final K-Based Cars

Plymouth TC3/Dodge O24: Lee’s “second Mustang”

It almost happened: the Eagle minivan and the new Chrysler LeBaron

Dodge ZD: the Jeep-Based SUV That Never Was

Jeep J90 and JJ: Compact third-world-targeted Jeeps

Modern Cars

New Dodge Dart (2013-16): bugs, oversharing killed a contender

Repairs / Fixes

Where to get parts for your Mopar

2.4 VVT actuator swap

Tracking down electric leaks / battery draw

Car Spotter by Tom Buss

Car Spotter: 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Convertible

Car Spotter: 1914 Dodge Bros. Touring Car

Car Spotter: 1971 Plymouth Fury Pursuit Car

Car Spotter: Plum Crazy 1971 Dodge Challenger

Car spotter: Dodge 200

Van Spotter: Daily-driver Dodge B-van

Books by MoTales writer David Zatz

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